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DENMARK: A busy day for Europe's offshore wind industry at Esbjerg Port in Denmark, with no fewer than seven jack-up vessels in harbour, loading up with turbine towers, nacelles, blades and rotor hubs.
NETHERLANDS: The announcement of the Borselle auction results was greeted by the offshore wind industry with a mixture of astonishment, delight, and (from competitors) a little concern. Dong Energy had beaten the €100/MWh levelised cost of energy (LCOE) barrier well ahead of schedule.
FINLAND: Much is at stake for Finland's first commercial offshore wind farm, the €120-million 40MW Tahkoluoto project in the Gulf of Bothnia, in the north of the Baltic Sea, west of Finland.
United States US Wind puts forward 750MW Maryland plan
United Kingdom EEW wins Hornsea Project One contract
United States Deepwater Wind unveils Maryland plans
United Kingdom First power from Burbo Bank Extension
Denmark Denmark agrees PSO deal
Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 10 June 2016
|Project Name||Country||Capacity||Developer/Owner||Announcement||Date reported|
|Horns Rev 3||Denmark||400MW||Vattenfall||A2Sea vessel charter||09-Jun-16|
|Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site||UK||99.9MW||EDF Energy Renewables||VBMS cable contract||08-Jun-16|
|Deutsche Bucht||Germany||252MW||Highland Group Holdings||Development agreement with Van Oord||07-Jun-16|
|Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site||UK||99.9MW||EDF Energy Renewables||Turbine contracted awarded to MHI Vestas||07-Jun-16|
|Kentish Flats Extension||UK||49.5MW||Vattenfall||Project inauguration||06-Jun-16|
|Dudgeon||UK||402MW||Statoil, Statkraft, Masdar||One-third of foundations installed||03-Jun-16|
|Horns Rev 3||Denmark||400MW||Vattenfall||Conditional agreement with MHI Vestas||02-Jun-16|
|Horns Rev 3||Denmark||400MW||Vattenfall||Final investment decision||02-Jun-16|
|Burbo Bank Extension||UK||258MW||Dong Energy||Substation topside loadout||31-May-16|
|Saint George's Bay||Canada||180MW||Beothuk Energy||Site assessment contracts||31-May-16|
|Tahkuluoto||Finland||40MW||Suomen Hyotytuuli||Dredging work commences||31-May-16|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||400MW||Energinet.dk||Substation EPC contract with Hollandia Offshore||31-May-16|
EUROPE: Windpower Offshore looks at the major players in Europe that are leading the way in the offshore market.
EUROPE: Our offshore installed capacity map below shows the UK is still the European leader, although activity slowed significantly in 2014.
THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch government has restructured the tender process to achieve quicker results and cut costs.
UK: New build cemented the UK's position as offshore market leader, and two major turbine manufacturers are setting up production facilities in the country. But a new support system is creating uncertainty, particularly for the biggest developments.
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